Denorfia's pinch-hit HR lifts Padres over Reds

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 12:07 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal the Reds their fourth straight loss.

Luke Gregerson (5-5) pitched the ninth for the win.

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